Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Botin Fast40

European Match Race Tour 2017 Event 1 at Porto Montenegro

by Helmut Czasny-Bonomo on 20 Mar 17-19 March 2017
European Match Race Tour Events at Porto Montenegro © EMRT / PMYS

French Skipper Simon Bertheau won the second event of the European Tour in a dramatic final with 3-1 points over Russian Vladimir Liparvski who claimed on the second place in the overall rankings. With a clear 2-0 over double Olympian Christian Binder from Austria took World #20 Dejan Presen the bronze medal back to Slovenia.

The second Tour stop at Porto Montenegro, Tivat, featured champagne sailing conditions for the nine teams from six nations. Bertheau, who came as leader of the Tour to Montenegro, finished the Round Robin only in third place with Dejan Presen in the lead and the Austrian Binder second, all on equal points. Vladimir Liparsky just secured the last spot in the Semi-Finals where could win two clear victories over Binder who had a day to forget with losing both Semis and then the petit final. Presen on the other hand started promising into the Semis but the French skipper fought back and went with a 2-1 into the final, where the Russian had no chance against the rookies from France.

Bertheau is now leading the overall standing with a maximum of 100 points, while Liparsky and Presen are tied on the second place with 75 points each and chased by Binder with 60 points. The European Match Race Tour is heading now to Austria, where the Vienna City Match Race will take place from 31 March – 2 April. Here, Presen and Binder may close the gap to the leader who will race again at stage #4 at Monaco.

Event 2 Results:

1 - Simon Bertheau – FRA
2 - Vladimir Lipavsky – RUS
3 - Dejan Presen – SLO
4 - Christian Binder – AUT
5 – Dore De Morsier – SUI
6 - Teo Piasevoli – CRO
7 – Sasa Kekovich - MNE
8 - Bojan Rajar – SLO
9 – Ainan Orlob - MNE

European Match Race Tour Standings: (after two events)

PosSkipperNatPts
1Simon Bertheau FRA 100
2Vladimir LipavskyRUS75
3Dejan Presen SLO75
4Christian Binder AUT60
5Teo Piasevoli  CRO40
6Pavle Kostov CRO25
7Dore De MorsierSUI25
8Piotr HarasimowicsPOL15
9Sasa KekovichMNE15
10Bojan Rajar SLO12.5
11Martin DittrichAUT10
12Jure Jerkovic CRO5
13Ainan OrlobMNE5

European Match Race Tour Events:

Tour Stop 1 - 10-12 February – Šibenik, CRO
Tour Stop 2 - 17-19 March – Tivat, MNE
Tour Stop 3 - 31 March – 2 April – Vienna, AUT
Tour Stop 4 - 7-9 April – Monaco, MON
Tour Stop 5 - 25-27 May – Szczesin, POL
Tour Stop 6 – 15-17 June – Copenhagen, DEN
Tour Stop 7 - 25 – 27 August – Ploen, GER
Grand Final 2017 - 8 – 10 September – Ravenna, ITA

Related Articles

Five States to battle it out
For Australia's Youth Match Racing Championship Trophy For the second year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will host the 2017 SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship with ten teams from five States set to battle it out on Sydney Harbour to be named Australia's top youth match racing team. Posted on 23 Sep
Simon Bertheau wins inaugural title
In the European Match Race Tour French skipper Simon Bertheau and his team APCC Team Jeune secured the victory in the first European Match Race Tour with an impressive win over reigning European Champion Maxime Mesnil. Posted on 12 Sep
Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta
Costanzo takes the win in Sydney Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Clare Costanzo, Emma May, Hannah Lanz, Amy Lee and Annie Scholten have won the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy's 2017 Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta following an action-packed weekend on Sydney Harbour. Posted on 11 Sep
European Match Race Tour Event 7
Young Dutch team takes the honours in Germany Jelmer van Beek and his Team Dutch Wave won at Germany's Tour stop, the last opportunity to qualify for the European Grand Final held in two weeks time at Ravenna. Local skipper Lars Hueckstaedt took silver ahead of Germany's favourite skipper Max Gurgel. Posted on 2 Sep
Shenzhen's China Cup set as location
To host WMRT Match Racing World Championship As the China Cup moves to its second decade the World Match Racing Tour, with it's high performance M32 catamarans at its core, will aid in propelling this highlight on the Asian sailing calendar to a World leading event. Posted on 28 Aug
The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Regatta
Consistency was queen The 27 competitors were served up a mixed bag of conditions at the second annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Regatta for sailors with disabilities. Day one of racing saw a top of four knots of breeze with an increase of six up to eight knots for day two. Posted on 28 Aug
New Caledonia Match Race overall
Home team win for the first time The New Caledonian Team of Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz and Félipé Minier have won the Aircalin Match Racing Cup. The Cercle Nautique Calédonien have run this event since 2012 and until now Australian or New Zealand teams have always won. Not this year! Posted on 15 Aug
New Caledonia Match Race day 3
Semi final line-up almost complete Three Caledonians have qualified for the semi finals; Cyril Fortin, Tugdual Piriou and Tom Picot, the name of the fourth will be known tomorrow morning but it will be a New Zealander. Posted on 14 Aug
New Caledonia Match Race day 1
Local team takes the lead after 39 matches 39 Matches were raced today in an oscillating wind of 10/12 kts sliding at the end of the day. At the end of the first round Robin the local Cyril Fortin is first! Posted on 13 Aug
Chicago to host American Stopover
In the World Match Racing Tour The fifth championship level stop on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour will take place September 26th-October 1st on the Chicago lakeshore in front of Navy Pier. Posted on 13 Aug